The latest draft of the code of conduct is better
than the original, but what's to stop the regents
changing it back to its original form? Without
some amendment policy, nothing.
Whether or not you like "A Tale of Springtime,"
directed and written by Eric Rohmer, depends
not on what you're looking for so much as on
how hard you look.
The Michigan men's golf team closed its season in
the wild, wild West. The Wolverines closed with a
1 2th-place finish in a tough field at Stanford.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -
Builders boosted construction of
single-family homes and apartments
. by a surprising 1.4 percent in
September to their highest level in
six months, the government reported
Citing the second consecutive in-
crease in housing starts, combined
with a rise in permits for future
building activity, analysts predicted
the market was stabilizing and
would grow modestly the rest of the
Although construction fell in
both the Midwest and West, the
decline was more than offset by
gains in the South and in the
Northeast, where they posted the
largest advance in 15 months.
The report, one of few recently
indicating any improvement in the
economy, was welcomed by
President Bush, whose economic
stewardship has become a major
"That's good news for America,"
Bush told reporters while
campaigning in Atlanta.
The report "is the first signal
we've gotten in a long time that the
beleaguered economy might poke its
nose out of its recessionary hole,"
said John Albertine, head of a
Washington economic forecasting
Housing starts totaled 1.26 mil-
lion at a seasonally adjusted annual
rate, up from 1.24 million in August,
the Commerce Department report
Applications for building permits,
often a barometer of future activity,
advanced 3.7 percent, to a 1.12
million rate, erasing a 0.4 percent
drop a month earlier.
"The rise in permits does suggest
additional growth in starts in the
near term," David Lereah, an
economist with the Mortgage
Bankers of America, said.
Still, some economists expressed
concern that a slight increase in in-
terest rates recently could curb
"Falling rates seemed to be the
only factor serving to stabilize these
markets and help them to move
ahead a little bit," said economist
David Seiders of the National
Association of Home Builders.
enter final lap
Bill Clinton summoned support-
ers yesterday to "end trickle-down
economics" by ousting the
Republicans as he set out on the fi-
nal lap of his marathon quest for the
White House. President Bush
stressed that character counted as
much as the economy, adding that
his rival was deficient on that
Two days after their third and fi-
nal debate, the campaign rivals thus
embarked on a two-week sprint to
Election Day, the Democratic chal-
lenger working to hold a large lead
in the polls while the Republican
president hoped for a late
turnaround in the race.
Independent Ross Perot was
back home in Dallas, pledging fresh
30-minute televised appeals in his
unconventional bid for the White
Republicans and Democrats
alike studied the Electoral College
map for closing strategies.
"We're still in a position where
we need to shift the race five to six
to seven points and it will be com-
petitive," conceded Bush campaign
aide Charlie Black.
Clinton spokesperson George
Stephanopoulos conceded that Bush
has probably shored up his strength
in traditional Republican areas in
the past two weeks, but said there
was little GOP activity in about 10
states with 150 Electoral votes or
more. It takes 270 electoral votes to
win the White House.
Clinton, in Michigan and
Illinois, and Bush, on a Southern
whistlestop tour, engaged in the
customary charge, counter-charge
of the campaign.
The president conceded the
country's economic difficulties, but
said the nation was "caught up in
something global." Clinton, he said,
would raise taxes on the middle
class, the Democrat's denials
Besides, Bush said, the young
governor of Arkansas was not to be
"It is this pattern of trying to be
all things to all people. You simply
cannot have a pattern of deception,
and you cannot separate the charac-
ter of the presidency from the char-
acter of the president," Bush said in
Norcross, Ga., as he set out on a
two-day train tour.
Hornbeck of the
U-M's moving and
loads the lectern
from Bill Clinton's
speech into a
yesterday as he
by Robin Litwin
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
will give an student group with ties
to the Reserve Officer Training
Corps (ROTC) $250 in its 1992-93
budget - $50 less than originally
Several MSA members raised
concerns about a plan to give $300
to the 390th Cadet Group, which is
made up of ROTC members, be-
cause they said ROTC maintains
discriminatory policies toward gay
men, lesbians and bisexuals.
MSA initially decided to elimi-
nate the group's funding entirely, but
- settled on a $250 compromise after
other members argued that the stu- ing the gro
dent members of the group have no money from
control over ROTC's policies. I think a pri
Engineering Rep. Brian Kight, tions that do
who supported the allocation, said, bisexuals, g
"If you think this is a way to get In other
back at the government against their people rep
policy on homosexuals, that's ludi- Service lash
crous. The way to change it is Student As
through leaders in Washington." night becau
"All you're doing is penalizing to evict theI
students and a student organization. week.
To say that the 390th Cadet The NEE
Organization discriminates is organization
despite ties to ROTC
oup's policies. Getting
n MSA is not a privilege.
ority is to fund organiza-
o not discriminate against
ays and lesbians."
r business, a group of
presenting the NEED
hed out at the Michigan
ssembly's meeting last
se the assembly decided
group from its office last
ED Service is a student
n designed to help eco-
disadvantaged people in-
-risk youths, homeless
nd students in need by
n pay bills and providing
them with food and clothing.
Safiya Khalid, one of the group's
advisers, asked assembly members
not to make a decision about the
group based on how they felt about
"Decide if this is about Safiya or
the NEED Service. If you don't like
me I can live with that. You guys
need to consider what has been done
by the group," Khalid said.
Communications Chair Steve
Stark said the assembly's decision
was not based on a personal issue.
"It's not because we don't like
them personally. It is a question of
how active students are in the group,
if it is truly a student group and the
truthfulness of what they tell the as-
sembly about their programs," Stark
said. "I don't think this should be
about Safiya Khalid."
"This is the third year that this is
happening and it's the same little
circle of lies," Khalid said. "There's
a lot of rumors floating around here.
Much of which I'd have to say is
Kight said the Need Service has
been an ongoing problem.
"We've tried for several years to
work out problems and we haven't
been able to reach a solution," Kight
said. "We've bent over backwards
and there are a lot of other student
groups that need offices."
wrong," he added.
But Rackham Rep. Jon Van
Camp, who strongly opposed fund-
ing the group, said, "We are oppos-
by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
As the presidential election nears, politics is on ev-
eryone's mind. But Shirley Clarkson, the U-M's director
of planning and communications, has become more in-
volved than most.
Clarkson's life-long love of politics has led her to
take a one-month leave from her position in the Office of
Student Affairs to volunteer for the Clinton campaign in
Little Rock, Ark.
Clarkson said she had accumulated a large number of
vacation days after working at U-M for more than nine
"(Politics) is one of my central concerns, it always
has been. For one thing, I like people in politics. I find
them witty and interesting and knowledgeable about is-
sues," Clarkson said. "And it's a chance to affect the di-
rection of society and there are a lot of issues I care
about that need to be addressed."
Clarkson left the U-M Oct. 5 and plans to return Nov.
City continues search for
recycling facility vendors
The City Council is
extending its evaluation
process after receiving new
bids for the facility
by Adam Hundley
Daily City Reporter
Amid renewed controversy over price tags
and plant sites, the City Council and the U-M
are once again reviewing proposals to build
and operate a recycling facility in the Ann
The city and the university want to transfer
recycling contracts from the Ellsworth Road
plant operated by Recycle Ann Arbor to a fa-
cility with better equipment and a higher waste
Controversy has raged for more than a year
side Ann Arbor. Container Recovery
Incorporated (CRI) proposed to build and op-
erate an MRF in Ann Arbor.
A city analysis concluded that CRI offered
the best equipment and management of
Assistant City Administrator Rob Bauman
called CRI "the Cadillac" of MRF options.
But several council members criticized the
$8.8 million price tag to build a plant in Ann
Councilmember Kirk Dodge (R-2nd Ward)
said it was "simply too much too spend" when
other vendors could handle waste at existing
Councilmember Larry Hunter (D-lst Ward)
said the city should consider renovating and
expanding the Ellsworth Road center to save
City Administrator Alfred Gatta said the
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